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Guinea pig climbing on her housemate

katkitchen

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Hello everybody!
I got 2 guinea pigs for Christmas last year and I would say right now they’re approx 11 months to a year old.
I love them to bits getting these two fluff balls has really improved my anxiety and overall happiness and I’m just so glad that they’re also healthy and happy (as demonstrated by the constant pop Corning XD)
Although they are healthy and have no issues I have noticed one slight bizarre habit of my Abyssinian girl (named Gertrude). Often she will climb on top of her housemate (a shorthair called vivien) and the bizarre thing is... vivien doesn’t seem to mind it at all! In fact it looks like she enjoys being a footstool for Gertrude, she doesn’t try to nudge her off or snap at her EVER.
I’ve read that some piggies act like this when fighting for dominance but I don’t know whether my girls are fine with the hierarchy they have or if there’s no need for one in the first place hehe.
I’m just curious as to whether this behaviour should be prevented despite the lack of damage it causes and I would love to hear if anybody elses piggies do things that are out of the ordinary.
(I have tried countless times to catch evidence of the act but I think my girls are just camera shy lol)
Thankyou!
 

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Hello everybody!
I got 2 guinea pigs for Christmas last year and I would say right now they’re approx 11 months to a year old.
I love them to bits getting these two fluff balls has really improved my anxiety and overall happiness and I’m just so glad that they’re also healthy and happy (as demonstrated by the constant pop Corning XD)
Although they are healthy and have no issues I have noticed one slight bizarre habit of my Abyssinian girl (named Gertrude). Often she will climb on top of her housemate (a shorthair called vivien) and the bizarre thing is... vivien doesn’t seem to mind it at all! In fact it looks like she enjoys being a footstool for Gertrude, she doesn’t try to nudge her off or snap at her EVER.
I’ve read that some piggies act like this when fighting for dominance but I don’t know whether my girls are fine with the hierarchy they have or if there’s no need for one in the first place hehe.
I’m just curious as to whether this behaviour should be prevented despite the lack of damage it causes and I would love to hear if anybody elses piggies do things that are out of the ordinary.
(I have tried countless times to catch evidence of the act but I think my girls are just camera shy lol)
Thankyou!
Hi! Sows come into season about every two weeks; they will rumblestrut and mount their companions if they have a strong one.
Sow Behaviour
When Sows Experience A Strong Season (videos)
 

katkitchen

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Thankyou for the reply!
It totally makes sense now cause I have noticed it happens frequently for short amounts of time. Thankyou x
 
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